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About SSL-VPN

SSL-VPN provides "Network Access" service.

"Network Access" is to access campus network even when you are outside JAIST.

Requirements

SSL-VPN, BigIP-APM supports the following devices as at Sep. 2022.

* Now available on ARM version Windows and Chrome OS.

-Supported Windows OS: 
 Windows 11 64-bit version 21H2 (Intel/AMD/ARM), Windows 10 64-bit versions 21H2 and 21H1 on Intel/AMD/ARM, and Windows 10 32-bit versions 21H2 and 21H1 on Intel/AMD.
-Supported browsers for Windows: Firefox, Chrome, Edge
 
-Supported Apple OS:
  macOS Monterey (12.0), macOS Big Sur (11.0), macOS Catalina (10.15) *M1 processor version requires Rosetta 2.
-Supported browsers for macOS: Firefox, Safari, Chrome

-Supported Linux:
  64bit x86_64 Linux # 32bit Linux is not supported. Cli for Linux cannot use.
-Supported browsers for Linux: Firefox, Chrome

-Supported mobile devices:
  Apple  iOS/iPad OS 12.0 or later, Android 10 or later, Chrome OS version 46.0 or later
-Supported browsers for movile device: none.

please install F5 Access through the App Store.

Please check the following page for official support information.
Manual : BIG-IP APM Client Compatibility Matrix
※Surface Pro with Intel CPU is supported. (ARM CPUs are not supported.)
※Mac with the Apple M1 chip are supported if Rosetta2 is installed.

 

 

 

Services

  • Applications and Links
    Manuals and Documents are here.
  • Network access
    Link to the SSL-VPN gateway
    With SSL-VPN connection, you can access the campus network even when you are outside.
    (Web, SSH, FTP, Gakumu-system and other JAIST inside contents will be available.)
    SSL-VPN provides both "jaist-vpn1" and "jaist-vpn2" connections.
    The difference is the route used for accessing an off-campus serve. There is no difference in access inside JAIST resources.

What is the differences from the previous fep connection?

The main differences from the previous service of dialup connection via (fep) server are:

 

  • Before there was no distinction between inside and outside campus traffic.
  • Now all services are available from the browser.
    All traffic is encrypted HTTPS.
  • The new service can be used with simple preparation without the need for additional applications.

How to access your home directory from outside JAIST

Using the SSL-VPN connection, you can access to the data in your home directory when you are outside JAIST network

After logging into SSL-VPN server, click ether "jaist vpn1" or "jaist vpn2."

A small window of "Network Access" will appear.

The dialogue box will ask whether you want to install the F5 Networks plugin/addon, click "Install."

Next, if a message "Status: Network Access Connection successfully established" is displayed in the window, it means that the connection between your computer and JAIST network was established and you can access to the computers and servers in JAIST network.

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As a reference, one example of how to access to your home directory from your computer is shown in the following link.


Access home directory from personal computers